Key West bans some sunscreens to protect coral reefs

Key West bans some sunscreens to protect coral reefs


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Officials in Key West, the popular Florida holiday destination, have decided to ban the sale of sunscreens containing certain chemicals blamed for harming the only living coral reef found in the continental US.

The Key West city commission voted 6-1 on Tuesday to ban the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate within the island city…

Read Full Article; Guardian UK (02-07-2019)

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